Chief minister Omar Abdullah acknowledged the fact that people are losing faith in politicians but said that entire political class is to be blamed for it. 'No single party can be blamed for it. Is hamam mein saare nange hain,' he said in his reply to discussion on motion on thanks to Governor address in the Legislative Council on Monday.
Omar made this remark to a statement by PDP MLC Nayeem Akhtar who in his address earlier had said that reason for political churning taking place in the country is because people are losing faith in politicians. The PDP had earlier boycotted Omar's address in the Assembly.
'People who give us lecture on how to respect institutions and people's faith should also see how they disturbed Governor's address. And, also who broke the mikes and stormed in the Well of the House,'
PDP MLAs and the other opposition MLAs had disturbed Governor's address forcing him to leave his speech midway and had also created ruckus in the assembly in which one PDP MLA got injured.
The CM said if some people don't like us mentioning of creating new administrative units as our achievement, it doesn't affect the government.If some one has deliberately closed eyes,we can't help it out'.
On the delay in implementing provisions of 73rd and 74th Amendments, Omar said the government had set in motion the process of election of Block Development Council, but it was stopped as concerns were raised that if reservations were not made in second and third tier of Panchayat Raj Act, the elections wouldn't serve any purpose.
However, the fact is that when elections were announced in Oct 2012, Omar making a statement in the Assembly had said that those opposing elections are enemies of Panchayati institutions.
Without naming any one, though taking potshot at PDP, Omar said, 'Many attempts were made and conspiracies hatched to disturb the law and order situation in the state. People will rush to Delhi telling central government that 80 percent of the problem in the state is because of Omar Abdullah."
Omar said a perception is being deliberately made that the reason for the peace in the state is because jails have been filled with protestors.
" Only 2396 persons, mostly criminals and terrorists, including foreign terrorists are in prisons. And only 35 who have been arrested under Public Safety Act (PSA) are also in jails," said Omar.
Omar said while he is happy that Army has ordered court martial in Machil fake encounter but is disappointed over Army's decision to close pathribal fake encounter case and had raised the issue with the
Prime Minister , when he visited Jammu.
He said the government tried to get back the power projects from NHPC. "We took up this matter with the Prime Minister, Power Minister and other Central Authorities. The Prime Minister also tried to convince
the Union Power Ministry in this regard.
Rangarajan Committee and Working Groups have also recommended return of power projects by NHPC to the State but NHPC has adopted a rigid approach and is not budging from his position. If it will not return the projects we have decided not to handover any new project to NHPC in future. Now Dulhasti-II and Uri-II power projects , which were earlier solely allotted to NHPC , have now been declared as joint projects," said Omar.